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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Giff » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 am

I was going to post something about him but got caught up in other things yesterday. Many times when I go to shows, I tend to fixate on one member of the band. It's typically fairly random and it can change per band depending on the mood I'm in during that particular concert, but whenever I was lucky enough to see him play (three times, I believe - twice with CRB and once with Hard Working Americans) he was the one that caught my attention. Losing all these artists, especially in that manner, is one gut punch after another.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by EnochRoot » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:27 am

Giff wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:36 am
I was going to post something about him but got caught up in other things yesterday. Many times when I go to shows, I tend to fixate on one member of the band. It's typically fairly random and it can change per band depending on the mood I'm in during that particular concert, but whenever I was lucky enough to see him play (three times, I believe - twice with CRB and once with Hard Working Americans) he was the one that caught my attention. Losing all these artists, especially in that manner, is one gut punch after another.
I saw him play with CRB as well as Circles Around the Sun at Lockn in 2016 (as well as Phish, Wee, My Morning Jacket, White Denim, Gary Clark, Umphrey’s McGee, JRAD, Phil and Friends, Tedeschi Trucks, and even Peter Wolf. Looking back, that was an amazing festival, except each day reached about 110 degrees and it only dipped to the mid 90s at night. Kalahari hot.

It just frustrates me to no end he went down this path.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 am

I saw him in the 90s with a singer named Iris DeMent. It was a different kind of show. He was very affable.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by bfj » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:21 pm

Enjoy every sandwich.

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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:55 pm

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Post by brian » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:43 am

bfj wrote:
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Valerie Harper
She had cancer for so long I thought she died years ago. Tough lady.

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Post by brian » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:48 pm

Jimmy Johnson.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:06 am

Robert Mugabe

When I was a teenager, he was a hero to so many - a rebel leader committed to overthrowing a heinous white minority regime.

He then became the living embodiment of how power corrupts. Good riddance to a vile man.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:02 am

Charlie Silvera...Yogi Bera's backup catcher with 6 rings and a single HR.
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Al “Hoagy” Carmichael, first TD in AFL history
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Post by brian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:15 pm

T Boone Pickens, billionaire asshole extraordinaire and Oklahoma State donor.

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Post by A_B » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:52 am

One ticket to paradise, please. RIP Eddie Money.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:56 am

Slightly surprised Ronnie Spector outlived him.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:00 am

Was real close to giving him is own thread, but I was sure that I had mentioned on here that my first viewing of his "I Think I'm In Love" video was a pivotal moment in my sexual awakening (the sexy vampire girl's "come hither" look, not Eddie, though he's never looked better) and couldn't find the thread.

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Post by bfj » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:38 am

Enjoy every sandwich.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by EnochRoot » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:50 am

Can’t you see that long white rope?
Hangin’ from the hangman’s tree?
Take the restless horse; tie my hands, of course
Tell my mother that I’m finally free
Let me die like a man no one understands
Let me pray, let a poor man pray
Smack that horse in the ass
With my last, dyin’ gasp; my brother could hear me say,

“Gimme some water!”
‘Cause I shot a man on the Mexican border

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Hug your favorite 80s male rock singer close tonight.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by rass » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:41 pm

And sorry, I realizes I sort of betrayed the purpose of this thread.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:44 pm

rass wrote:
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And sorry, I realizes I sort of betrayed the purpose of this thread.

I was wondering what was up when KEXP played 3 Cars songs in row. Very underrated band...

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Post by brian » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:30 pm

Ric Ocasek is still hated by a pretty huge portion of the GBV fanbase for his production on Isolation Drills. It’s a pretty good lesson in how it’s possible to actually overproduce an album.

Still, RIP of course. (Being an overrated producer is not a big deal.)

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Pruitt » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Their first and second albums were a big part of whatever summers they were.

Can't believe he was 75.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:05 pm

Surprisingly old. The Cars’ first album is awesome, start to finish.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Baloney » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:24 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 am
South African Rugby Star
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/spor ... -dead.html
There's a few that's passed on now from that 1995 final, hard to believe it's nearly a quarter century ago

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by EnochRoot » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 am

sancarlos wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Surprisingly old. The Cars’ first album is awesome, start to finish.
That LP is one of the best start-to-finish records of all time, no question. Synchronicity and Stone Roses, Zeppelin I, etc.

Though for whatever reason, their track, ‘Shoo Be Doo > Candy-O’ is my favorite. Couple tracks on that LP sounded like Talking Heads, actually.

Neat Cars factoid: Cars drummer David Robinson and Talking Heads bassist Jerry Harrison were both in an early version of The Modern Lovers.

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Post by brian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:50 am

Baloney wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:24 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 am
South African Rugby Star
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/spor ... -dead.html
There's a few that's passed on now from that 1995 final, hard to believe it's nearly a quarter century ago
Here's a pretty good story about Williams and about the tragedies that have befallen that team.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 am

They sound like the 1994 Chargers.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Sabo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 am

I've never heard of this guy, but his obit is fantastic.

Joseph Heller (non-author variety)
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 pm

Sabo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 am
I've never heard of this guy, but his obit is fantastic.

Joseph Heller (non-author variety)
That put a huge smile on my face.

Sounds like Old Joe was one in a million.
Joe faced his death and his mortality, as he did with his life, face on, often telling us that when he dropped dead to dig a hole in the back yard and just roll him in.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:04 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:05 pm
Surprisingly old. The Cars’ first album is awesome, start to finish.
The first two are awesome, and the next 3 are really good.

I saw them in Albuquerque in the spring of 1982. Don't remember much of the show, but I do remember that I learned the one liquor store in Pojaque that would sell beer out of the back door on a Sunday (package sales on Sundays used to be against the law in NM), and that the friend I was with caught Benjamin Orr's guitar pick when he threw it into the crowd at the end of the night.

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Post by Sabo » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:15 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Sabo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 am
I've never heard of this guy, but his obit is fantastic.

Joseph Heller (non-author variety)
That put a huge smile on my face.

Sounds like Old Joe was one in a million.
Joe faced his death and his mortality, as he did with his life, face on, often telling us that when he dropped dead to dig a hole in the back yard and just roll him in.
I particularly like this part:
During their formative years, Joe made sure that their moral fibers were enriched by both Archie Bunker and Benny Hill. When they began dating, Joe would greet their dates by first running their license plates and checking for bald tires. If their vehicle passed inspection, they were invited into the house where shotguns, harpoons and sheep "nutters" were left clearly on display.
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Post by The Sybian » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:11 pm

Sabo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:15 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Sabo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 am
I've never heard of this guy, but his obit is fantastic.

Joseph Heller (non-author variety)
That put a huge smile on my face.

Sounds like Old Joe was one in a million.
Joe faced his death and his mortality, as he did with his life, face on, often telling us that when he dropped dead to dig a hole in the back yard and just roll him in.
I particularly like this part:
During their formative years, Joe made sure that their moral fibers were enriched by both Archie Bunker and Benny Hill. When they began dating, Joe would greet their dates by first running their license plates and checking for bald tires. If their vehicle passed inspection, they were invited into the house where shotguns, harpoons and sheep "nutters" were left clearly on display.
If my obit doesn't have the phrase "sheep nutters" in it, I've failed in life.
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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by sancarlos » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:35 pm

John Ralston
He won two Rose Bowls while head coach at Stanford. But, to me, his legacy is turning around the Denver Broncos in the early 1970s. The Broncos were the sad sacks of pro football in the 60s and never had a winning record until Ralston came aboard and quickly turned them around. But, while doing so he alienated his players. After a 9-5 record in 1976, a group of players went to management and demanded he be fired. He was fired, and in 1977 they went 12-2 and to the Super Bowl with new coach Red Miller.
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Post by Sabo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:18 am

Sabo wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:14 am
I've never heard of this guy, but his obit is fantastic.

Joseph Heller (non-author variety)
The New York Times weighs in on this obituary and funeral.
On Friday morning, Mr. Heller’s body, in a coffin draped with an American flag, was placed on the 1941 Mack fire truck he helped restore and taken to Centerbrook Cemetery to be buried next to his wife, Irene, who died in 2015, and whom he embarrassed daily “with his mouth and choice of clothing,” according to the obituary.

Family members followed the fire truck in Mr. Heller’s immaculately restored 1932 Plymouth roadster with, as per his request, a set of plastic testicles dangling from the rear bumper.
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Post by EnochRoot » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:49 pm

Worthy of his own thread, too lazy to give him one.

RIP, Robert Hunter.

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Re: Worthy of mention, too obscure for own thread

Post by Rush2112 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:59 pm

Jerry got his lyricist back.
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Post by EnochRoot » Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:37 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Jerry got his lyricist back.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:46 pm

Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69
Joseph C. Wilson, the long-serving American diplomat who undermined President George W. Bush’s claim in 2003 that Iraq had been attempting to to build nuclear weapons, leading to the unmasking of his wife, Valerie Plame, as a C.I.A. agent, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 69.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:01 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:46 pm
Joseph Wilson, Who Challenged Iraq War Narrative, Dies at 69
Joseph C. Wilson, the long-serving American diplomat who undermined President George W. Bush’s claim in 2003 that Iraq had been attempting to to build nuclear weapons, leading to the unmasking of his wife, Valerie Plame, as a C.I.A. agent, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 69.
Nice.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by sancarlos » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:04 pm

Barrie Masters
Lead singer/frontman for English band, Eddie and the Hot Rods.

They were a favorite of mine when I was in college. They got lumped into the group of bands comprising the first wave of Punk Rock, but they weren't really punk - just a pub rock band that played really fast. Notably, the Sex Pistols got their start opening for Eddie and the Hot Rods. (Good obit linked)

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